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Bringing you classic television shows submitted by Internet Archive users since July 9th, 2007.

(We also have lots of classic television commercials in the Prelinger collection.)

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Racket Squad - Season 2, Episode 5
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Topics: Racket Squad, Crime, Drama, Classic TV, 1950s
Classic TV
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favorite 1
comment 0
Racket Squad - Season 3, Episode 15
Topics: Racket Squad, Crime, Drama, Classic TV, 1950s
Classic TV
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favorite 0
comment 1
Captain Braddock (Reed Hadley) tries to help the victims of con men who cheat gas station owners with a bill of sale, a promisary note, and an escrow account. Season 2, Episode 13 Original Air Date: November 29, 1951
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Topics: Racket Squad, Classic TV
Classic TV
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A kindly old man with a beautiful daughter claims to have made his living the last 25 years playing the horses, and he's willing to share his system with a rich man from the city...for a price. Season 3, Episode 16
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Topics: Classic TV, Racket Squad
Classic TV
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Stars Reed Hadley as Captain Braddock, this early fifties program was based on real police cases. Produced by Hal Roach, jr., it was twice nominated for an Emmy as best mystery series.
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Topics: racket squad, reed hadley
Classic TV
movies
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A man goes to Vegas to escape from a nagging mother-in-law and gets scammed when he joins a private poker game. Air Date: September 6, 1951 Season 2, Episode 1 Note: Some clips are missing from the Intro and outro but the show itself is intact.
Topics: Racket Squad, Classic TV
Classic TV
movies
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A crook comes up with the perfect con for a talented accountant who can't find work due to his embezzlement conviction that involves conning small businessmen. The first victim is a Pottery store owner without a head for business. Season 3, Episode 28
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Topics: Racket Squad, Classic TV
Classic TV
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An eldelry tailor who wants to keep his shop and maintain his independence falls victim to a despciable loan shark. Season 2, Episode 21
Topics: Racket Squad, Classic TV, Racket Squad
Classic TV
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eye 367
favorite 0
comment 0
Aired 10 August 1953 (Season 3, Episode 31). [The "MPEG4" file is the smallest file, and it's the source file. Download it if your player can handle h.265 (HEVC).]
Topics: Racket Squad, Reed Hadley, Chris Drake, Marlo Dwyer, Robert Easton
Classic TV
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eye 570
favorite 0
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aired 20 November 1952 Season 3; Episode 11 [The "MPEG4" file is the source file. Download it if your player can handle h.265 (HEVC).]
Topics: Racket Squad, Reed Hadley, Ross Ford, Donna Martell
Classic TV
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eye 446
favorite 0
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Captain Braddock investigates an adoption racket. aired 9 November 1951 Season 2; Episode 10 [The "MPEG4" file is the source file. Download it if your player can handle h.265 (HEVC).]
Topics: Racket Squad, Reed Hadley
Classic TV
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A homeless man thinks he's hit on the perfect panhandling scheme by pretending to be deaf. However, he finds out that a criminal gang is running the racket and ripping off deaf panhandlers and turns to his old friend, Captain Braddock for help. Season 3, Episode 19 (1953)
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Topics: Classic TV, Racket Squad
Classic TV
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'Racket Squad' episode 'Check and double check' from Sep. 4, 1952. Warning: This program contains cigarette commercials from Philip Morris!
Topics: Classic TV, 50's Television, 1950's, Crime show, CBS, Racket Squad, Philip Morris, 1952
Classic TV
by Reed Hadley
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Capt. John Braddock of the Racket Squad risks life and limb in this episode to help an old friend who has been conned out of money by phoney mine owners. Colour: B&W Sound: Yes, Mono Network: CBS Year Made/Released: 1951 Director: George Blair Writer: Giovanni Bello (teleplay) Series: Racket Squad
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Topics: Classic TV, Racket Squad, Reed Hadley, Police Procedural, Crime Drama
Classic TV
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Two conmen set up an elaborate boxing hoax to swindle a musician out of $50,000. Season 2, Episode 17 (December 1951)
Topics: Classic TV, Racket Squad
Classic TV
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comment 3
A crooked gambling syndicate tries to force an honest bookkeeper to help them. aired 14 August 1952 Season 2; Episode 48 [The "MPEG4" file is the source file. Download it if your player can handle h.265 (HEVC).]
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Topics: Racket Squad, Reed Hadley, Byron Foulger
Classic TV
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A young couple buys a car with plans of getting married and driving to Arizona for their honeymoon, but the brakes fail on the car despite the dealer's assurance that the car had been thoroughly checked. Captain Braddock suspects fraud. Episode includes great footage of how crooked car dealers make "dogs" look like good cars. Season 2, Episode 13
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Topics: Classic TV, Racket Squad
Classic TV
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An old friend of Captain Braddock's comes by, upset about his wife divorcing him and suspicious that the divorce proceedings aren't legitimate. Season 2, Episode 28 (1952)
Topics: Classic TV, Racket Squad
Classic TV
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Two groups of conmen have each other's pegged as marks in classic clash of the rackets. Original Air Date: Season 2, Episode 35 (1952)
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Topics: Classic TV, Racket Squad
Classic TV
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A skeptic thinks his wife is being taken by a genealogical "professor," but he's the one who is really being set up as the mark of a confidence game. Season 2, Episode 49 Hugh Marlowe and Frances Bavier guest star.
Topics: Classic TV, Racket Squad
Classic TV
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A compulsive gambler thinks she's finally caught a brake when her Irish sweepstakes ticket matches the favorite in the upcoming race. The problem: The ticket she bought was a phony and the racketeers want it back before she blows the whistle on them. Season 2, Episode 44
Topics: Classic TV, Racket Squad
Classic TV
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Milburn Stone (Doc Adams on Gunsmoke) stars. aired 7 September 1953 Season 3; Episode 35 [The "MPEG4" file is the source file. Download it if your player can handle h.265 (HEVC).]
Topics: Racket Squad, Reed Hadley, Milburn Stone, Louise Currie
Classic TV
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eye 351
favorite 0
comment 0
Aired 27 March 1952 (Season 2, Episode 30). [The "MPEG4" file is the smallest file, and it's the source file. Download it if your player can handle h.265 (HEVC).]
Topics: Racket Squad, Reed Hadley, Harry Carey, Jr., Peter Adams, Paul E. Burns
Classic TV
movies
eye 1,461
favorite 1
comment 0
A young wealthy widow begins dating a European man who romances her as part of an elaborate and despicable con game. Season 2, Episode 29 (1952) Includes original Philip Morris commercials.
Topics: Classic TV, Racket Squad
Classic TV
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A businessman desperate to rid himself of a supply of inferior stockings, agrees to let a shady salesmen sell them however he wants. The salesman creates a pyramid marketing scheme to do the job. Season 3, Episode 13 (December 1952)
Topics: Classic TV, Racket Squad
Classic TV
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A grandmother who feels like she's get in the way of her Son, Daughter-in-law, and their teenage daughter moves into a boarding house, only to find herself a victim of a rcket. Season 2, Episode 41
Topics: Racket Squad, Classic Tv, Elder Abuse
Classic TV
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A baffling case that has multiple double crosses including a small time crook squealing on his boss to save him from the gas chamber. Season 2, Episode 46
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Topics: Classic TV, Racket Squad
Classic TV
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When a woman's relationship with her mother's boy beau hits a rough patch, she seeks socialization at a dance class and dances right into a blackmail racket. Hugh Beaumont guest stars. Season 3, Episode 18 (1953)
Topics: Classic TV, Racket Squad
Classic TV
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A slick con man mixes a fraudulent oil well scheme with a bartenders trick to fleece a group of small town businessmen. Season 3, Episode 25 (1953)
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Topics: Classic TV, Racket Squad
Classic TV
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A stern-looking man who is thought a failure as a con man for scaring away marks, comes up with a scheme where he poses a fire inspector and then has his partner shake down the inspected businesses-with surprising results. Season 2, Episode 47
Topics: Classic TV, Racket Squad
Classic TV
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Two con women pose as innocent young girls with big money from Oklahoma and end up taking a hotel for big money. Season 1, Episode 4
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Topics: Racket Squad, Classic TV
Classic TV
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An artist who's an ex-con ignores Captain Braddock's warning and is duped into helping a slick operator work a con on the family of a recently deceased businessman. Original ads for Philip Morris included. Season 2, Episode 16 (February 1952)
Topics: Classic TV, Racket Squad